Back in December 2018, three men were caught after hunting and killing a mountain lion in the northern section of Yellowstone National Park. Now, those men have been sentenced for violating the Lacey Act, which prohibits “trade in wildlife, fish, and plants that have been illegally taken, possessed, transported, or sold.”
The men—Austin Peterson, Trey Juhnke, and Corbin Simmons, all from Montana—were sentenced in federal court and charged with “illegally hunting a male mountain lion,” according to a news release from the National Park Service.
The men admitted to shooting the lion and then transporting the carcass of the mountain lion to their vehicle, the statement said. Simmons “falsely” told rangers that the trio claimed they “harvested” the animal north of the park boundaries in Montana.
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